Year End Review 2016

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to The Invisible Vision Project’s Blog.

It is almost the end of the year! And, it is almost time to say good-bye to 2016 and say hello to 2017. Since 2016 is the year that I first started blogging, so, I thought of writing a Year End Review, to look back on some of the events and moments that had happened throughout 2016, and also as a way to finish the year off. So here it goes:

*Note: I’ve tried to keep a very organized timeline when writing this reflection, I hope this is interesting*

Also, the beginning of 2016 was still the ‘fresh year’ of me accepting, adapting and coping with my Vision Loss, so a big part of this review is also about living with Vision Loss.

In January: I started learning Braille and taking lessons on January 29th.

In February: On February 12, I had my first incident of my White Cane got broken while I was on campus, but the best part of this was that my Orientation and Mobility Instructor came to my rescue!

In March: I launched The Invisible Vision Project on March 20th, started off by sharing Blind Girl moments with the hashtag Blind Girl Problems. On March 24th, I found out that I got accepted into Gender Studies and began my second Bachelor’s degree at Queen’s University. I did my first Bachelor’s in History.

In April: I wrote my first blog on April 15th and kept going since then!

In May: I became a volunteer ambassador speaker for the CNIB and attended an event representing CNIB on May 5th. Then, on May 20th, I attended a concert that I planned half a year before that, it’s called Hatsune Miku Expo North America (in Toronto), it’s a Japanese Virtual Persona concert and it was a blast!

In July: I went on a family trip to the United States on July 23rd to the 27th. We visited three cities: Boston, New York and Washington D.C.

In August: I attended a fundraising event organized by the CNIB on August 26th and it’s called CNIB Night Steps, it was so much fun and I wish to go again if I have the opportunity!

In September: I joined Accessibility Queen’s. It’s a student organized club/organization, we raise awareness about accessibility issues for students with disabilities on Queen’s campus.

In October: October 26 marked my One Year Anniversary of accepting my Vision Loss. In the very morning of that day, I also made a presentation in one of my classes, sharing my story and the work I do as a Disability Advocate to my fellow classmates.

In November and December: Nothing really particularly happened during those two month since school became so busy, I was too busy catching up on school work, writing essays, and preparing for one final exam. Then, by the end of all that, my physical health started to go down, and I just had to take it easy and do some self care and recovery from that.

So, this concludes my Year End Review for 2016. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it. I had a lot of fun looking back as I was writing it, and I could confidently say that 2016 was actually a pretty good year!

Thank you for reading to the end.

By: The Invisible Vision Project  

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